Moving to Brisbane from Canada

Relocating to Brisbane

Brisbane enjoys a warm humid climate that sees little of any winter and a laid back friendly culture. A laid back culture exists in Australia’s third largest city. The economic strengths of Sydney and Melbourne attract movement from Brisbane but at the expense of the laid back comfortable life style the two and a half million folks in Brisbane enjoy.
Like all hot humid climates it has its share of insect pests. Using repellent helps ward off mosquitoes and the Ross River virus they bring. New homes are built to defend against cockroaches, termites, etc. but if your looking at living in an older home consider repairs to screens and treating the soil around the house to drive the pests away, BEFORE moving in.

Tips about Brisbane

Brisbane sometimes has amazing rainfall, especially at the end of hot humid days. Winters present more temperate weather so are the best time of year to move in or out.

Brisbane has some issues, like many large cities, with traffic flow. The added distances between things adds varying time that traffic takes. No one means to be late is an accepted understanding. Movers arriving on time tends to be the norm, as they are familiar with times needed to travel.

Whether bringing a car or obtaining one locally, a Roadworthy certificate is important. Help for this is available from government information found here.

Use 000 for emergencies.